Pam is a committed disciple of Jesus Christ and a member of AUMC. In striving to be an obedient disciple, she felt led to co-facilitate a Disciple study. She says, “My heart has been opened to a spiritual gift that I never would have imagined … teaching God’s Word … who knew!!” Since then, Pam has taught Holy Spirit 101, and a Beth Moore study. She has an unquenchable thirst for God’s Word and a passion for others to know about what the Bible teaches.
Jerry has been a member of AUMC since 1986. He has served on various committees at AUMC, and is the current Sunday School Superintendent. He has been a member of the Bible Fellowship Class for the past 15 years, and began leading the class in 2014. He has software degrees from North Carolina State and Univ. of Virginia, and worked in industry for 35 years in an engineering capacity.
Rev. Dr. Clarence Brown, Jr.
Dr. Brown is the Senior Pastor at AUMC. He is known across the conference for his strong preaching and expertise in church revitalization. Prior to his arrival, he served as District Superintendent of the Norfolk and Charlottesville Districts, Senior Pastor of St. Paul UMC in Chesapeake, VA, and as Director of the Wesley Westminster Foundation at Norfolk State University. He holds a B.A. from Georgia State University, a M. Div. from Gammon Theological Seminary (Atlanta, GA), and a D. Min. from Wesley Theological Seminary.
Jerry Bruce is a member of AUMC. He and his wife recently moved to Virginia to be near their son and his family, including their two grandchildren. A native of California, Jerry completed undergraduate and graduate school in the San Francisco Bay Area before entering the navy for a 22 year career. He and his family then moved to London where he lived and worked for 13 years as a teacher, preacher, overseeing social services for the London New River Circuit and Harrow-Hillingdon Circuit of the British Methodist Church.
Tracy has been a member of AUMC since 1993. She has co-facilitated the Women in Search of Truth class with Margaret Vaughn since 2008. She has participated in Community Bible Study (CBS) for 12 years, including studies of the Pentateuch, Isaiah, the Gospels and various letters of Paul. Her husband, Clay, and teenage daughter, Kyla, are also members of AUMC.
Rev. Eduardo Carrillo
Rev. Carrillo is an Associate Pastor at AUMC. He was born in Mexico, and his father served as a Bishop in the Pacifico Conference of the Mexican Methodist Church. He was educated at United Methodist institutions since high school. He received a B.A. in Religion at Ferrum College, and he received an M.Div. from Wesley Theological Seminary. He has interned with the World Methodist Council and General Board of Church and Society.
Harry has a Ph.D. in Personality and Social Psychology from Cornell University. He has had an interest in human personal and social behavior from a cross-cultural perspective throughout his career in program evaluation and applied social research. He also has had a drive for spiritual growth since childhood. Leading the Exploring Faith Class for more than 20 years has been a significant opportunity for the Holy Spirit to nurture spiritual growth in himself and others.
Gary and Jeanie FitzGibbon
Gary FitzGibbon is a long-time member of AUMC. He has been helping lead the Grace and Truth Small Group since it began in 2008. He has been a local real estate agent for many years. He lives in Annandale with his wife Jeanie. They have two adult children, Kelly and Ryan.
Jim Harrington recently completed an M.Div. degree at Wesley Theological Seminary and is a certified candidate in the Arlington District. He currently serves as a ministerial assistant at AUMC focusing on faith formation with parents. Jim has served in many areas of local church ministry, but discipleship and youth ministries have been his passion. In 2009, he completed a professional certification in youth ministry through the Virginia Conference and he is active with the Arlington/Alexandria Bi-District Youth Council.